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Posted: 6/29/2013
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STRABAG Property and Facility Services Company Ltd. Cloud Services Help Top Slovak Property Management Company Reduce Costs

STRABAG Property and Facility Services Company Ltd. is the successor to the real estate management division at Slovak Telecom. Once the previous contract for IT infrastructure maintenance expired, the company had to provision its own infrastructure, with minimum set-up and management costs, while migrating company mailboxes successfully and ensuring full IT service availability. BSP Solutions, a Microsoft Gold Certified partner, was chosen to oversee the deployment of the company’s current solution, based on Microsoft Office 365 and other online services.

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* “The transition to Office 365 cloud services have enabled us to optimize the costs of our IT infrastructure, which according to our initial estimations, has been reduced by around 40 percent.” *

Jan Rak
Technical Director
STRABAG Property and Facility Services Company

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Business Needs

The requirements from STRABAG’s management were clear: development of and migration to the current solution had to be executed without and discontinuity in company operations. Also, the operational costs needed to be reduced, particularly for IT system administration. Employees, who are often in the field due to the nature of their work, were requesting mobile access to company resources such as email and calendars, which was not possible with the company’s previous infrastructure. Besides hampering personal productivity, lack of mobile access was also influencing communication efforts between employees. Yet by enabling remote access to company resources and data, the company also needed to address various security issues before deploying the new system.

Solution

STRABAG migrated user accounts and mailboxes to Microsoft Office 365 Enterprise E3 without experiencing downtime and maintaining full business operations. Email accounts were migrated to Microsoft Exchange Plan 1, enabling employees to access email, calendars, tasks, and contacts across devices, from desktop PCs to tablets and mobile phones.

The implementation process included introduction of Active Directory Federation Services, which was used to connect the newly established Active Directory infrastructure with the Office 365 environment, in order to facilitate employee access to the system from mobile devices and in remote locations, with proper privileges and access rights. Consequently, heightened security is maintained throughout the company, in compliance with internal and external regulations.

Benefits
  • Streamlined deployment of cloud services with no interruption to company operations

  • Subscription options for greater cost flexibility

  • No additional costs for security

  • No additional investments for server hardware and software

  • Improved communications between employees

  • Rapid responses to customer requests with anywhere access to internal systems

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Solution Overview



Organization Size: 260 employees

Organization Profile

STRABAG Property and Facility Services Company Ltd. provides real estate management and facility management services. STRABAG is one of the largest facility management service providers in Slovakia.


Software and Services
  • Microsoft Office 365 Plan E3
  • Active Directory Federation Services 2.0
  • Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2010
  • Lync Online
  • SharePoint Online
  • Exchange Online

Vertical Industries
Architecture, Engineering & Construction

Country/Region
Slovakia

Languages
English

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